Endemise's Dale Sauve Talks Far from the Light!

Forming in 2005 in Ottawa, Ontario, Endemise is the sonic culmination of over a half decade of relentless effort and fierce determination. After various line-up changes and musical designations, Endemise has trimmed the fat and focused in on the road to success with laser precision. The auditory assault created between founding members Dale and David Sauvé commands the attention of any listener within earshot, and create the iron foundation of the Endemise sound. Guitarist and vocalist Dale Sauve talks of the band's all new album "Far From The Light" due out later this year!

1. What type of band are you?

Dale: We are a death metal band with some melodic and black elements.

2. Tell us the brief history of your band and where is the band from?

Dale: Our band is from Canada. My brother (The drummer) and I (guitarist) started the band in 2005
and we have been working on and perfecting our sound ever since.

3. How did the band get it's name?

Dale: We were looking for a unique name that no other band had, something that sounded catchy. After a number of different ideas I came up with Endemise and it was something that sounded dark and interesting. Everyone agreed it was what we were going for and it stuck ever since.

4. Who are your musical influences?

Dale: We have a TON of musical influences of all genres and styles. I guess our biggest influences over the past ouple years would be bands like Behemoth, Septic Flesh, Dissection and newer bands like Abigail Williams and our friends in Aurora Black.

5. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Dale: Our songs have a huge range of content. Everything from fictional stories we decided to tell, our versions of stories re-told, old legends, to even personal visions or dreams we may have experienced. Most of our lyrics have a dark / erie vibe to them.

6. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Dale: Yes we write all of our own songs. First thing I do is write an orchestral arrangement on my computer, followed by guitar and bass rhythm parts to go along with the orchestrations. After that I hand the song over to my brother and he writes all of the drums and sends the file back to me. After the drums are finished the other musicians and myself fine tune, tweak and add leads to create the final polished mix. Almost all of our songs are written this way and we play them for the first time in full as a band when the song is 100% done. Every band has a different method and this is one that works best for us.

7. So what can you tell me about this new album?

Dale: We have been writing this record for 3 years now and already spent over a year in the studio recording and producing it. The material is some of our heaviest, intense, complex material we have ever written and we are really excited for the rest of the world to finally hear it.

8. What title did you deicde to go with it and is there a meaning behind it?

Dale: The title for our new record is "Far From The Light" we decided to go with it for many reasons but it is named after one of the opening tracks on the record and that song means a lot to all of us so it only made sense to name the entire album after that song.

9. Is this album going to be a concept release?

Dale: The album will not be a concept and we have a number of different stories to tell in the songs we have put together for this record.

10. Where are you in the recording process of the new album?

Dale: After nearly a year of recording we have the album fully tracked. We are currently working on recording vocals, choir arrangements and polishing up some of the orchestral parts. We have set a date for the release of the album and we will be announcing details very soon.

11. Who is producing the album? How has the producer aided the recording process?

Dale: Our record is being produced by Ottawas own Mike Bond. He has worked with us on our last 2 released and we have known him since 2008. Mike is a huge part of our records and he always knowns exactly what we want and what sound we are going for. We would not want to work
with anyone else. He has been a part of the band from the start.

12. Where are you recording the album?

Dale: A studio in our home town called Pebble studios. Almost all of the bands in our area record at this studio and it is a very popular studio particularly for metal bands.

13. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this album?

Dale: Like always we wanted to out do ourselves from our previous releases and we have more than out done ourselves but made something that truly defines us as a band.

14. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

Dale: Yes we are working with real live choir, different orchestral instruments and just a whole new approach for recording.

15. When did you start writing for this album? How was the songwriting process different/similar to previous Endemise releases?

Dale: I started writing this album in summer of 2010 after coming back from a summer tour promoting our 4 track EP. I wasted no time in writing songs for our next release. We are always writing and pushing ourselves to the limit musically.

16. Did you feel any pressure to follow it up?

Dale: I felt A LOT of pressure because later in the winter of 2010 2 of the 4 members of Endemise quit due to busy schedules and I did not know how I was going to continue the band. It didn't take long for me to fill their shoes and we were back at it.

17. Can you go into one or two tracks on the new album? If so, can you give us the track title and brief description of how the track sounds and how it came about?

Dale: My personal favorite tracks on the album are the title track "Far From the Light" and "Amidst The Ancient Suns". Far From the light took me 2 years to finish and I think it has the most diversity and aggression in it. Amidst The Ancient suns was writing 4 years ago and was  planned to be on the 2010 EP but we did not have enough time to fit it in. The song itself is very melodic and one of my favorite songs to play live. I am sure every member of the band will have something different to say but those are my personal 2 favorite.

18. How is the vibe in the studio currently going?

Dale: When we go into the studio we are 100% in business mode. We get stuff done fast and efficiently but at the same time it is some of the most fun I have had being with a band. We are just 5 friends hanging out and making music and it is a very positive and relaxer environment.

19. When can we expect the new album to be released?

Dale: We have an album release date set and I can't tell you the details yet but it will be sometime this fall but we will be releasing a track off the album on July 1st on our Facebook page.

20. What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?

Dale: We are already working on new material and constantly trying to push ourselves further and further each time. We have a ton of shows in the near future all over Canada. We have a bunch of new merch designs that will be available through our online store.

21. Is that your final answer?
Dale: We just want to thank everyone for the support they have given us. We write our music for the fans and continue to do so. Check us out on Facebook for all our current updates and info. www.facebook.com/endemise

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